This area of ministry is all about connecting with one another!


The mission of Connect Groups is to facilitate the connection of people who attend Word of Life Church with each other and the Word of God. Groups are a relational “vehicle” for spiritual growth. People can connect with others that are in the same stages of life as they are: Young Adults, Married with kids, Boomers, Seniors...etc. For more information on group meeting times please click here and fill out the form to have more information.


Believers in Jesus were never meant to go through life alone. This area of ministry brings strength to our lives by connecting with one another.


If you are interested in leading a connect group please click here to apply

To sign up for a Connect Group or to get more information, click here.

current groups


  • authentically you (Leader: Pastor Kelly Lucas)

    Let's meet for lunch to talk about Jesus and what He is doing in our  lives! Meet at Inspire Cafe on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays at noon.

  • love thy neighbor (Leader: Brandy McDermott)

    Together we will learn how to share our faith and show love and compassion to other as Jesus did.  Meets on Friday nights at 7 at Brandy's home.

  • new foundations (Leader: Margie White)

    Enjoy a supportive environment while gaining a firm foundation in the basic, Biblical beliefs needed to build your growing relationship with Christ.  Meets on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM at Word of Life for the first 8 weeks of the quarter (January & February). Jump in at any time!

  • A Clean shot (leader: Jerry greenwood)

    Learn gun safety-how to clean, carry, use and shoot a firearm from this experienced veteran. Ages 21 and up. Meets the first and third Tuesdays at 6pm at Tri State Outdoors. $10-$15 per outing.

  • pickleball (Leader: laurie parker)

    Meet on Tuesday nights, 6pm on the Flora Park volleyball courts for some fun playing Pickleball. Ages 6th Grade and older are welcome to play.  Cost: $8

  • Coffee Talk (Leader: Kris Miner)

    Join us the first and third Saturday, 9am at Caribou Coffee for some fantastic time together to chat and encourage one another in our journey of doing life together.

  • fore talk (leaders: Randy & Sheila Wuertzer)

    Seven conversations for living in the season of now. We will talk about living wills, finances, hospitalization, insurance, and leaving a legacy and more.  Meet at BAM, second and fourth Wednesdays beginning April 25th. Cost $15

  • finding your destiny (Leader: Erin Bee)

    discover your specific purpose by discovering gifts God gave you and develop a plan to help you achieve your destiny. Meets every Sunday from 1-2 at Starbucks on Dodge St.  Cost: $15

  • Money Matters (Leader: Ron white)

    We will learn through the book, "I Was Broke, Now I'm Not and increase our wisdom for success in our finances. Mondays, 6:30pm at WOLC: cost for newcomers to the group $20

  • church league softball (Leader: Jon Rucker)

    Play co-ed slow-pitch softball on the Word of Life team! Games every Friday night beginning May 4th (for 16yrs and up).  Practices on Fridays in April. Please register online through mywordoflife.

  • river walking (leader: susie Beckman)

    Have fun walking with others on the Mississippi River Walk.  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3pm. (Rainy Day alternative, Mystique Ice Rink indoor track.)

  • technology roundtable (leader: Michael Caldwell)

    A great opportunity to chat with this great guy who knows a lot about tech-stuff! Gain knowledge about every day technology in a non-intimidating setting. Fourth Mondays, 6pm at WOLC.

  • Games & Snacks (leader: Jackie steinke)

    Bring a snack to share and join us on Saturdays at 5PM. We'll be at the Loft in the A&W on Locust.

  • prayer groups (Leader: Deb Humke)

    Meets weekly at WOLC to diligently take the needs of the church and the nation before the Father in prayer. Come pray with us-there is room for you. Tuesday morning or evening.

  • Online Prayer group for women

    Connect online with other women for prayer and encouragement.  We will also have scheduled times of in-person fellowship to share the goodness of God in our lives.

  • online prayer group for men (Leader: Joe Birko)

    Connect online with other men for prayer and encouragement.  We will also have scheduled times of in-person fellowship to share the goodness of God in our lives.